The Center co-sponsors legal name change clinics with our partners at Legal Services of the Hudson Valley for community members below a certain income. Participants work one-on-one with a pro-bono lawyer who will walk them through the steps in legally changing their name on official documents.

Name Change Clinics are done in a group setting, and are held quarterly throughout the year, but Legal Services of the Hudson Valley is willing to help anyone through the process at any time. Either call them at (914) 949-1305 or call the Center for more info.

Call 845-331-5300 or email programs@lgbtqcenter.org to find out when our next clinic will be.

Planned Parenthood has also put together a wonderfully helpful informational packet fully detailing the process, from start to finish. Whether or not you’re being aided in the process, it’s a wonderful resource to have. You can get physical copies of this booklet at your local Planned Parenthood, and at the center.

You can also simply read the packet now, by clicking on the cover to the right.

On the Planned Parenthood of Southern Finger Lakes resource page, they’ve also compiled sample versions and printable forms for the process as well. Just click here to check it out